instagram worthy: @by_sp.
by victoria comment

2/11/19

inspiring bedroom decor shared via jewelry designer sadie perry on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

i’m afraid this week’s instagram worthy account remains a bit of mystery to me, as i don’t know much about her biography, but @by_sp, aka jewelry designer sadie perry inspires the heck outta me. i really love the quirky way she sees the world and her instagram feed hosts the most delicious color palette. it’s got kind of a washed out 70’s vibe, and her creative eye is extremely keen. sadie also creates and posts the most inspiring inspiration boards (is that redundant? well too bad — they’re amazing) from found images and ephemera. do have a look at her thought-provoking instagram feed, as well as her lovely jewelry collection, By SP designed using a combination of cast, handmade, found and component pieces embracing the marks of the maker’s hands and tools on the surface of the silver.

stylish wardrobe shared by jewelry designer sadie perry. / sfgirlbybay

inspiration board shared by jewelry designer sadie perry on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiration wall gallery via jewelry designer sadie perry. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring fashion and home decor curated by jewelry designer sadie perry. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring home decor via jewelry designer sadie perry on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiration wall via jewelry designer sadie perry on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiration wall via jewelry designer sadie perry on instagram. / sfgirlybybay

fashion and home decor inspiration via jewelry designer sadie perry on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

instagram inspiration jewelry designer sadie perry. / sfgirlbybay

bathroom via jewelry designer sadie perry's inspiring instagram feed. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring vintage decor via jewelry designer sadie perry on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring wall decor via jewelry designer sadie perry on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiration board via jewelry designer sadie perry on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring shelfie photographed by jewelry designer sadie perry on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by @by_sp.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

2/8/19

modern daybed in loft space. / sfgirlbybay

this week’s friday finds must feed off the colorful clown bar we visited this week on wear this there. i’m feeling very bold and a tad artsy-fartsy, so please bear with me. i think it’s fun to step out of our comfort zones, and some of these images do just that, and perhaps simply inspire us to look at light, color and art a little differently. remember when art wasn’t intimidating and we just drew like little maniacs for fun? yeah, i barely do, either but i think it’s within us and i hope these images nudge you just a little to be creative in life, art and maybe most especially in your own home.

xo, victoria

  1. this place. couldn’t you just stay here for days on end, reading great novels, taking long naps and generally just enjoying this golden hour light? yes, me too. speaking of light, you should check out the photographer pia riverola’s feed — it’s just filled with it. we’ve featured her work once before.
  2. i’ve yet to stay in the kelly wearstler-designed proper hotel in san francisco. but having seen several of these drool-worthy photos i think we all ought to make a visit post haste.
  3. i fell in love with this painting Still Life with Suspended Lamp by american artist Fairfield Porter and after doing a little digging i found that though it’s not the real thing, you can order notecards of this lovely painting. i’ll take what i can get.
  4. this is the very inspiring studio of artist Gary Hume found on @theworldofinteriors and photographed by Annabel Elston. the next best thing to sneaking peeks into people’s homes is a glimpse into an artist’s studio.
  5. kara rosenlund is a great photographer who’s very fortunate to travel the world but it’s us whose really lucky because we get to see where she goes and the beautiful pictures she takes there. even the most simple subjects come to life through her eyes (and she has a print shop!). love this room!
  6. i’ve been avid fan of the sculptural work of diego cabezas since i discovered him on Instagram and i love this little behind the scenes glimpse into his work and his world from @ppennylane.
  7. this is how much art i like to collect but don’t know exactly what to do with. so i lean — i don’t know if that’s an actual art term, but i just stack ’em until i know what to do with them and figure out where they want to live in my house.
  8. devol kitchens took us to cuba on their blog recently, and having had the good fortune to have been there once, i can say that these photos they’ve shared by Michael Eastman capture the culture perfectly. it’s a beautiful and extremely colorful country and while its people have hardships we can’t begin to fathom, it’s good to visit and spur new opportunities for commerce and economic growth.

proper hotel in san francisco. / sfgirlbybay

Still Life with Suspended Lamp by american artist Fairfield Porter. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring studio of artist Gary Hume. / sfgirlbybay

bedroom photographed by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

behind the scenes look at diego cabezas. / sfgirlbybay

hallway in colorful havana home. / sfgirlbybay

 

wear this there: clown bar.
by victoria comment

2/8/19

the clown bar in paris. / sfgirlbybay

let’s head to france today, shall we? and specifically the city of lights because, well, paris is always a good idea. and although the name of our destination may sound rather amusing, clown bar is instead just chic and very french all over. you may enjoy a laugh with your friends, of course, over vins vivants and their exquisite menu. it’s perhaps difficult to imagine a historical Bistro from 1918 decorated tastefully around a clown theme, but hey this kind of je ne sais quoi happens alot in paris. we’re going to tone it down a bit, but get very feminine in a pale pink Jacquard Suit jacket and pants, a lacy ruffled blouse but then take it up a notch in a faux leather trenchcoat — always make ’em wonder what’s underneath! looking into the history of paris before embarking on this journey? you might like to read Paris: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd, the grand master of the historical novel, comes this dazzling epic about the magnificent city of Paris.

exterior of clown bar in paris. / sfgirlbybay

chic outfit inspired by paris' clown bar. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Farrow Jocelina Jacquard Suit Jacket; Farrow Jeanne Lace Blouse; Farrow Jocelina Jacquard Suit Pant; LoQ Lazaro Patent Ankle Boot in Bosque; Rachel Comey sour Drop Earrings in Malachite Clear Pink; FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick; read this there Paris: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd; clare v. weekender bag; clare v. coin clutch cream with eyes; anthropologie Veronica Ring Bag; NEED Jane Doe Sunglasses in Warm Sand; pixie market Black faux leather trench coat.

vintage gold lamp inside clown bar. / sfgirlbybay

front door at clown bar in paris. / sfgirlbybay

tile floors and painted clown backsplash at clown bar in paris. / sfgirlbybay

clown tiling inside clown bar in paris. / sfgirlbybay

bistro chairs and tables outside clown bar in paris. / sfgirlbybay

colorful interior of clown bar in paris. / sfgirlbybay

ornate painted ceiling inside clown bar in paris. / sfgirlbybay

exterior of clown bar in paris at night. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by un-fold-ed, paris east village, and @leclownbar.